The Albright-Knox’s Janne Siren has announced the gift of 100 sculptures and 150 works on paper by Marisol the pop artist born Maria Sol Escobar who died last year at the age of 85.
The Art Newspaper says the deal came about because the artist died without a dealer:
The executors of the artist’s estate and the Albright-Knox’s management first met in late 2016 to discuss plans for the bequest. Marisol, whose dealer from 1966 to 1989 was the Buffalo native Sidney Janis, and was later represented by Marlborough Gallery, had no gallery representation at the time of her death.
This isn’t the first time the Albright-Knox has ended up with a major grouping of an important but under-represented artist’s work:Continue Reading